Brewers Droop

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Brewers Droop
Brewers Droop publicity.jpg
The original Brewers Droop, taken in 1972
Background information
Origin High Wycombe, England
Genres Blues, Rock
Years active 1971–1973
Labels RCA Records
Red Lightnin'[1]
Members Ron Watts (vocals)
Steve Darrington[2] (keyboards)
John McKay (guitar)
Malcolm Barrett (bass)
Bob Walker (drums)
Past members Pick Withers
Mark Knopfler

Brewers Droop is the name of a Southern English band (whose history can be followed in "Hundred Watts" by Ron Watts) in which Mark Knopfler played for a few months in 1973. Knopfler split his time between teaching part-time, and playing with the band. Later, the Dire Straits song "Industrial Disease" mentions a malady (alongside smoker's cough) which shares its name with that band. The name is a reference to a slang expression for erectile dysfunction brought on by heavy drinking.


  • Opening Time, Album, 1972
  • Sweet Thing, 7" Single, 1972
  • The Booze Brothers, Album, 1989 (recorded 1973)